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Aizwal
City : Aizwal
Location :East India
Language : English, Mizo.
Best Time To Visit : October to March.


About Aizwal

Aizawl the capital of Mizoram state, northeastern India. It is situated on a ridge at an elevation of about 2,950 ft (900 m). The surrounding region is part of the Assam-Myanmar geologic province, with steeply inclined hill ranges. Many of the people are from Myanmar (Burma). In the 1970s Aizawl was the scene of an armed attack on the government treasury by members of the Mizo National Front. Manufactures include aluminum utensils, handloom textiles, and furniture.

Geography

Aizawl is just north of the Tropic of Cancer in the northern part of Mizoram. It is situated on a ridge 1132 metres (3715 feet) above sea level, with the Tlawng River valley to its west and the Tuirial River valley to its east. In the summer the temperature ranges from 20-30 degrees Celsius, and in the winter 11-21 degrees Celsius.


BY AIR

Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, ( 1 hr 45 min ) and Imphal ( 30 min ). Indian Airlines ( Alliance Air ) flights Kolkata - Aizawl - Kolkata ( daily service ) and Kolkata - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl - Kolkata ( monday, wednesday, friday ), Guwahati - Aizawl (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) .
Enquiries Telephone 2573355
Reservation Telephone 2341265, 2344733

BY RAIL

Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away)

From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.

BY ROAD

NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl ( 6-8 hrs ). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.


Local Transport: Taxis are the chief mode of transport in the city and rates negotiable. Buses ply on route within the state.

Place to visit

Bara Bazar
This is the main shopping center with stalls selling garments and other commodities. The main bazaar is where the people are best seen in their traditional costumes selling produce from farms and homesteads including river crabs with little wicker baskets.

Luangmual Handicarfts Centre
7 Kms away takes half an hour to reach by car. The 'Khumbeu' ceremonial bamboo hat is made here using waterproof 'hnahthial' leaves

Mizoram State Museum
This museum is situated at Mc Donald Hill in the town center. Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5 PM. Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Though small, it has an interesting collection of historical relics, ancient costumes and traditional implements.

Durtlang Hills
These beautiful, craggy hills offer a good view of Aizawl.

Mini Zoo

Home to species of animals and birds found only in the hills of Mizoram
Berawtlang Tourist Complex: This is a recreational center situated 7 kms away from Aizawl City center. There are facilities of Restaurant as well as Tourist Cottages

Place of attraction nearby to Aizawl

Bung
A beautiful picnic spot situated on a hill

Paikhai
A quiet and enchanting picnic spot

Tamdil
A natural lake surrounded by cool virgin forests. Tamdil is the largest lake in Mizoram cultivated as a fish farm and with provision for boating.
are available

Dampa
At the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram, this wildlife sanctuary is home to the tiger, elephant, bear, bison and birds species.

Kolasib
Kolasib's main attraction are the Bairabi Hydel project and fishing in the Tlawng river in the state.

Vantawng
It is the highest and most beautiful waterfall in Mizoram

Champhai
is a busy Commercial town and is a Naturalist's paradise. It is an important agriculture and sericulture centre. 5 km away from Champhai is the Ruantlang village where glimses of the ancestral way of life of the Mizos can still be seen.

Lunglei
This rapidly developing town is an excellent place to visit the interiors of South Mizoram

Phawngpui
Literally meaning 'Blue Mountain' is located at a height of 2165 metres. Rich in exotic flowers, orchids, medicinal herbs, it is preserved by the Government of Mizoram and is open only to trekkers and hikers.

Saiha
With its picturesque landscape and the Chhimtuipui river rich in fish, Saiha is a paradise for anglers 45 km from Saiha is the Lake Palak.

Shopping

The main shopping centers in Aizawl is Bara Bazar. Here all kinds of wears from garments, cosmetics, shoes too vegetable, poultry are available. This is the main city shopping center. For Handicraft, Zohanco in Zarkawt has shawls, puan, bags and furnishing materials. For bamboo works such as baskets, khumbeu the finely mizo woven bamboo cap are available at MKVI, Sales Emporium, Zarkawt. Besides, Solomon's Cave is the shopper's paradise for imported garments cosmetics and shoes.

Entertainment (Cinema Hall)

Zodin - Zodin Square
Pushpak - Zemabawk
J.L.Cinema - Upper Khatla Road

Foreign Exchange/Bank/ATM

State Bank of India
UCO Bank
Vijaya Bank
MUCO Bank
Apex Bank
Mizoram Rural Bank

Hospital

Civil Hospital, Upper Bazar, Aizawl
P.C.Synod Hospital, Durtlang
Greenwood Hospital, Bawngkawn
Seventhday Adventist Hospital, Seventhday Tlang, Aizawl.